20 March 2015
by Philip Layton

Jesus teaches his disciples to pray and opposes the established religious leaders

Click here to read Luke 11

Discussion Questions

  • Verse 13 refers to the gift of the Holy Spirit to those who ask. Is this what these verses are really talking about?
  • Jesus showed little fear of tackling hypocrisy and false teaching (vv 37-54). Are you as fearless

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Going Deeper

Consider the words of this hymn:

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire
Uttered or unexpressed,
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye
When none but God is near.

Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach
The majesty on high.

Prayer is the contrite sinner’s voice
Returning from his ways,
While angels in their songs rejoice
And cry: Behold, he prays!

Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath,
The Christian’s native air,
His watchword at the gates of death;
He enters Heaven with prayer.

O thou by whom we come to God,
The Life, the Truth, the Way!
The path of prayer thyself hast trod:
Lord, teach us how to pray!
James Montgomery (1771-1854)

James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Video produced by Gary Rose

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